It’s no secret that we love books in this house. We have stacks and shelves in nearly every room–and yet, I still add more to our collection every week or so! Not too long ago, I was introduced to Family Stories, a company passionate about representing every child and family in their stories. After visiting their website, I knew my girls would love to have a personalized book of their own.
Note: I received a personalized copy of Family Stories’ –Travels Around the World book for our own family in exchange for this honest review. All opinions are my own. See our full Disclosure Policy for more information.
The ordering process for Family Stories is so simple and fun! I started out by choosing characteristics that match my Katie: brown hair, blue eyes, and glasses. I also got to create characters for my husband and myself. Because I wanted the book to be a surprise, I didn’t include my kids in the customizing part. (I’m sure they’ll want to help me when the next story comes out!)
Less than two weeks later, our personalized book arrived! Katie was so excited when she saw the title of the book and then realized the girl on the cover looks like her! (She also got a laugh when she saw the customized mom and dad characters.)
Over the last few weeks, Katie Travels Around the World has become one of our family’s favorite books. Beyond the fact that it’s personalized, the story is also really well done. Katie loves learning about new places and cultures! Each two-page spread has introduced us to a new location to learn more about. Best of all, the back of the book includes fun little tidbits about the language, the food, etc.
We are excited to see what other books Family Stories adds to their collection. I know my older daughter would love to have a personalized book of her own in the future!
* As of 2022, it appears the Family Stories website is no longer functional. I will update this post if that changes! But you can click here to see a review of another personalized book company that we have used.